Hadiya Zaymara Pendleton, age 15

Lost to gun violence on January 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Wear Orange and National Gun Violence Awareness Day was inspired by a group of Chicago teens who asked their classmates to commemorate the life of their slain friend, Hadiya Pendleton, by wearing the color orange.

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